For those that know old school rap or hip-hop who do you believe is the first female MC or MC's? If you said Millie Jackson (as some said), wrong. If you said Salt n Peppa wrong again!! The 1st female rappers or first group is "said" to be a group called The Sequence. I have heard people say Millie Jackson was, but watching her Unsung what some considered "rap" back then was just her what talking or I would like to call it narrating her music, not rapping.
The Sequence was a female old school rap/hip hop group that was signed to the Sugar Hill label in the early 80s. The group consisted of Cheryl The Pearl (Cheryl Cook), Blondie (Gwendolyn Chisolm), and lead singer/rapper Angie B. (Angie Stone). They were all high school cheerleaders from Columbia South Carolina.
"Funk You Up"
The Sequence did "Love Changes" before Me'lisa Morgan and Kashif did their version, another bit of music history!!
Another part of this music history lesson; the Angie Stone that is mentioned above is the very same Angie Stone you may know that sings "Wish I Didn't Miss You" "Brotha" and "Baby". Now I knew that she was apart of another group called "Vertical Hold", I liked their songs "Love Today"and "Seems Your Much Too Busy" but it was news to me that she she was in another group before Vertical Hold. Angie Stone has been in the music game a looooooonnnnngggg time!!!
Vertical Hold songs/videos:
"Seems You Much Too Busy"
Some of my favorite Angie Stone songs/videos:
"Wish I Didn't Miss You"
I love watching Unsung on TV One and surfing YouTube, because I learn so much about music history!! Until next time, enjoy the music history lesson and the rest of your weekend!!